Welcome to the second post in the Createyou86 April Back to Basics Blog Series. This post will be all about which planning supplies new planners could benefit from owning. If you have been following me for a while on any social media, or this blog you know that i love the Dollar tree, Target Dollar Spot, and any other bargain places to buy supplies. I love these places to shop because everyone's planning budget is different, and great planning doesn't need to be expensive. If you would like to keep up with my hauls you can either check my Instagram, or my Youtube Channel. I am always trying to find affordable planning items.
If you are new to planning....WELCOME! The planning community is amazing, and has so much to offer, but do not be fooled into thinking that you need to have super expensive items to be an effective planner. Below will be a list of affordable planners, and planning items that every new planner should own. These items can be found at either The Dollar Tree, Target Dollar Spot, or Michael's (Recollections Brand). This post is not sponsored these just happen to be some of my favorite brands in the planning world.
This list is pretty comprehensive, and you can customize your planner however you like. I do not purchase from Michael's unless I use a coupon. I hope that you are enjoying this Back to Basics series!
Let me know in the comments below WHERE DO YOU BUY AFFORDABLE PLANNER ITEMS?
Welcome to the first post in the April Back To Basics Blog Series here at Createyou86. It may seem very obvious what this series will be about, but i'll say it anyway. This series is about getting back to being one with your planner. It is time to get back to basics, and back to the start. Are you still using the same planner? Are you still using the same inserts? How long has it been since you really REALLY reviewed your planner, and what works for you? What planner accessories are you using? How have these changed since you started planning? If you keep reading you will find out why i prefer paper planning over electronics.
When it comes to planners you will always have your diehard electronic planners as well as your die hard paper planners. Neither of these choices are right or wrong, it just depends on how you utilize your planning to be the most efficient. There are a couple of reasons that i prefer paper over electronic planning. These reasons include:
1. Phones, Computers, and Tablets Break
I can't even count on two hands the amount of times i have had to reset phones, or get rid of phones or tablets because they are acting weird or break. Even computers become obsolete, and just stop working. After 4 years of using a MacBook Pro it just stopped working, and i lost EVERYTHING. Paper is always going to be more reliable as long as you remember to write things down, and keep it in a safe clean place.
2. Planning at Work
You boss most likely won't tell you to put your planner away. However, most bosses will tell you to put your phone away even if you are just using it quickly. As a teacher it is easy for me to make notes, and if need be, bring a planner to work with me, and flip through it without my boss being concerned about using a phone (at our school we are always on camera, and i don't mind it).
PSA...I am so sorry that it has taken this long to put out this blog series. I have been very sick for over a month, and i haven't been healthy enough to post. I also haven't used my planner in a week (not even decorated!) #plannerfail
There you have it my top reasons for using paper planners over electronic planners.
Let me know in the comments below DO YOU PREFER PAPER OR ELECTRONIC?